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Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Carrie Dean

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I have always known that secretarial work is not for me. Due to circumstances, however, it was the job that best suited me eight years ago. I completed a college-level course...
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online

Tammy Flores

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

How did you find the experience using technology to access classes?

I have a 17 year old so if I ever had any difficulty I knew I could rely on him, so I wasn't afraid to try. I soon realized that it wasn't as much as a...

Balamane Saad

Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I wanted to study online to have the opportunity to chase my dream of become a doctor. I found out about the possibility to study at Queen's university online without having...
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle

Mark Leonard Reaume

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I intend to complete a graduate degree, a masters degree and a doctorate.  I would also like to continue teaching at...

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Try to get into a routine early on into the term. It is easy to get distracted during everyday life and forget to complete a task for your course. Most...
Nathalie Trudel

Nathalie Trudel

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find the experience using technology to access classes?

The technology wasn't an issue at all, I'd already done an online diploma. It took me a short amount of exploring before finding everything I needed. OnQ...
Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I picked a tough math course to start. My prof Alan Abelson actually presented it very well. He really helped and took the time to speak to me when I really...
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Reach out and make your presence known. The more interaction you make, the more you will make the online experience feel like a classroom, and the more...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

Being able to work on an online degree is very rewarding. Being able to do my school work on my time schedule is amazing.
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I decided to pursue online learning for a couple of reasons, the first being that going back to school after having been graduated for 2 years was very daunting. Something...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

My first online course was WRIT 125 – Effective Writing I. I think this was a great introductory course to university especially since I’ve been away from...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

Have you had any memorable experiences with us so far that you’d like to share?

I did an on-line live tutorial in a music course (MUSC 102- Western Music: Napoleon to 9/11)- that was a cool idea. I have not seen that since...
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

How did you find the experience using technology to access classes?

I found the upgrading of skill level for course computer work to be manageable, especially as I became more proficient at making documents in the Word...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

Yes I would recommend it; very flexible, no waste of time in transport and yes you can ask questions to the teacher direct or through the forum so you may help...

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Earned BA Global Development Studies, 2018

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Start by making a list of everything you want to get out of your online degree. Write it down and never stray from it because it will keep you on the right...
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

How did you find the experience using technology to accesses classes?

The experience of using technology to access classes was not new to me, as I have taken a number of on-line courses in the past. However, it is...